On the Horizon: Volume 15 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Focusing the institution on student learning outcomes

Guest Editors: David Shupe

Significantly better: the benefits for an academic institution focused on student learning outcomes

David Shupe

The aim of this paper is to describe how a college or university can develop the organizational capacity to focus on student learning outcomes. It seeks to show how the consistent


The view across: patterns of success in assessing and improving student learning

Lynn Priddy

The aim of this paper is to describe how academic institutions that focus improvement of student learning do much better than those that focus on compliance and assessment.


Integrating learning outcomes and assessment into the curriculum: a case study

Bob Ferguson

The purpose of this paper is to identify approaches that have worked well into gaining faculty support and administration support for institutional attention to assessment and


Learning outcomes and the development of expertise

John Tagg

The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the visibility of learning outcomes within an academic institution permits the re‐imagining of general education as the conscious


Engaging our fears: student learning at the center of our practice

Carlos Guerrero

The paper aims to make the case that attention to student learning outcomes provides a pedagogical bridge between the expectations of community college faculty and the performance


The transformation to a learner‐centered community as a result of university‐wide assessment

Michele C. Kieke, Karen Moroz, Amy S. Gort

The purpose of this paper is to describe the way(s) in which the introduction of systematic outcomes assessment throughout a university has begun to transform its academic culture.

But can they do it? High tech real time performance evaluation

Rich Edwards

The purpose of this paper is to describe how Kirkwood Community College uses a learning outcomes information system (eLumen Achievement) in any wireless or even nonwireless

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